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      Here are some websites that will help you in Social Studies.

      Instructional Resources for Geography

      National Council for the Social Studies
      http://www.socialstudies.org/
      National Council for the Social Studies engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating the teaching of social studies. Their Web site provides teaching resources, lesson plans, information on professional development opportunities and more.

      National Council for Geographic Education
      http://www.ncge.org/
      The National Council for Geographic Education works to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning. Find resources, publications and information about events on their Web site.

      World Wise Schools--Videos
      http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/multimedia/videos/index.cfm
      This series of videos from the Peace Corps offers a first-person perspective on the culture, geography, and work of Peace Corps volunteers in Africa, Asia, the Baltics and Central and South America.

      Castolon: A Meeting Place of Two Cultures
      http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/17castolon/17castolon.htm
      In this lesson created by the National Park Service, students explore a profile of Castolon, a small trading and farming community in far southwest Texas. The lesson shows how different people along the United States-Mexico border have learned to live together harmoniously.

      Life on the Great Plains
      http://edsitement.neh.gov/printable_lesson_plan.asp?id=265
      In this four-part lesson created by the National Endowment for the Humanities, students examine the concept of geographic region by exploring the history of the Great Plains. Students study the region, examining how it has been mapped historically and comparing descriptions of the region over time.

      Getting There...International Studies in Russia
      http://www.unr.edu/cos/geography/GAIN/materials/getting_there.html
      In this lesson created by a high school teacher for the Geographic Alliance in Nevada, students read a first-person essay about life in Russia and research the Russian economy. Students use and create maps and charts to locate resources and distribution routes for their oral reports.

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